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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 2
First page : ( 974) Last page : ( 982)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00182.1

A Review on Medicinal Properties of Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.)

Ansori Arif Nur Muhammad1, Fadholly Amaq1, Hayaza Suhailah2, Susilo Raden Joko Kuncoroningrat2, Inayatillah Bilqis3, Winarni Dwi4,5, Husen Saikhu Akhmad4,5,*

1Doctoral Program in Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia

2Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia

3Master Program in Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia

4Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia

5Animal Histology Laboratory, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, 60115, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saikhu-a-h@fst.unair.ac.id

Online published on 9 April, 2020.

Abstract

Indonesia is rich in medicinal plants where its population has used them traditionally from generation to generation in curing diseases. Traditional medicine and medicinal plants from Indonesia may lead to the discovery of the novel drugs. The mangosteen or Garcinia mangostana L. is a well-known to cure several diseases and applied in various folk medicinal stockpile. In recent decades, scientist has discovered the phytochemical composition in the whole plant of mangosteen as well as the pharmacological activities. These studies established the therapeutic potential of mangosteen for the drug's discovery. Therefore, the present review gives a sneak peek view on mangosteen's ethnobotany, toxicology, pharmacology, and phytochemistry.

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Keywords

Ethnobotany, Garcinia mangostana L, Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology.

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